The Strange Remains the Same for 8 July 2015

Authorities have warned California legislative offices to be on the lookout for a Southern California man arrested last week and suspected of spraying graffiti that threatened lawmakers for the approval of Senate Bill 277, which outlaws religious and personal belief exemptions for school-required vaccines.

Source: CHP warns California lawmakers after arrest for anti-vaccine threats | The Sacramento Bee


Learn more about what the research says about homeopathic medicine and why it shouldn’t be a substitute for conventional medicine in some cases.

Source: Homeopathic medicine: What’s the potential harm?


Under the scorching sun, dozens of Thai villagers, dressed in flowery shirts and traditional costumes, parade a white cat caged in a bamboo-woven basket door-to-door and let neighbors splash water on the unlucky feline, while chanting an ancient tune: “Rain, rain, come pouring down. We barely had any this year. Without rain, our rice will die.”

Source: Thai farmers ask spirits for rain to end crippling drought


A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman, known as Madame Yoghurt for three years for conning thousands into buying a kit to make magic cheese that they could sell back to French cosmetics companies for use in luxury beauty products.

Source: Frenchwoman jailed for ‘magic cheese’ scam


Controversial alleged alien abductee Stan Romanek was back in front of the camera recently making more difficult to believe allegations. Romanek apologized in a video published July 5 for his well known stunts on a 2014 episode of the Peter Maxwell Slattery Show, in which he was observed on video trying to discretely throw objects about while suggesting paranormal events were occurring. However, along with his recent apology, Romanek outrageously asserted that he was intentionally discrediting himself as instructed at the time or else suffer grave consequences to himself and/or loved ones.

Source: The UFO Trail: Romanek Incredibly Claims He Discredited Himself as Instructed During Death Threat


A rare orange-brown split-colored lobster has turned up off the coast of Maine. The Press Herald reports that the unusual lobster arrived last week at Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-Op.

Source: Split-colored lobster caught off Maine, 1 in 50 million find 

A Monday, July 6, 2015 photo shows a rare orange-brown split colored lobster that arrived recently at the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-Op in Scarborough, Me.  According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chances of finding a split colored lobster is one in 50 million. Only the albino lobster, one in 100 million, is rarer than the split-colored lobster, according to the institute. (Yoon S. Byun/Portland Press Herald via AP) ONLINE OUT, ARCHIVE OUT

A rare orange-brown split colored lobster that arrived recently at the Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-Op in Scarborough, Me. (Yoon S. Byun/Portland Press Herald via AP)



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  2 comments for “The Strange Remains the Same for 8 July 2015

  1. eleggua
    July 10, 2015 at 4:06 AM

    How is the 1-in-50,ooo,ooo figure arrived at? That’s the second two-toned lobster that I recall reading about in less than two years.

    Are more than 25,000,000 lobsters caught per year?

  2. bumblebee
    July 12, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    the lobster is a gynandromorph.

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